Norman Lloyd was born Norman Perlmutter in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Sadie (Horowitz), a housewife and singer, and Max Perlmutter, a furniture store manager. His family was Jewish (from Hungary and Russia). He began his acting career in the theater, first "treading the boards" at Eva Le Gallienne
's Civic Repertory in New York...
“ Married 75 years to Peggy Craven ” - pgrass13
“ To Lois Foerster 75 years ” - pgrass13
“ To Kitty Wells 74 years ” - pgrass13
“ To Johnnie Wright 74 years ” - pgrass13
Comedian Bob Hope was born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, London, England, the fifth of seven sons of Avis (Townes), light opera singer, and William Henry Hope, a stonemason from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. His maternal grandmother was Welsh. Hope moved to Bristol before emigrating with his parents to the US in 1908...
“ To Delores Hope 69 years ” - pgrass13
“ To Bob Hope 69 Years ” - pgrass13
With features chiseled in stone, and renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston was one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years. As a Hollywood star...
“ To Lydia Clark for 64 years ” - pgrass13
“ To Charleton Heston 64 Years ” - pgrass13
Kirk Douglas is an American actor, producer, director, and author. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he had his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck. Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s and 1960s...
“ Anne Buydens Douglas 59 years and counting ” - pgrass13
“ To Kirk Douglas 59 years and Counting ” - pgrass13
As the short, hypertensive male counterpart of the stellar husband-and-wife comedy team "Stiller & Meara", Jerry Stiller and wife Anne Meara
were on top of the comedy game in the 1960s, a steady and hilarious presence on television variety, notably The Ed Sullivan Show
, on which they appeared 36 times...
“ To Anne Meara 59 years and counting ” - pgrass13
Comedienne Anna Meara was born September 20, 1929, in Brooklyn, New York, to Mary (Dempsey) and Edward Joseph Meara, who were both of Irish descent. She and her husband, Jerry Stiller
were members of the improvisational company, the Compass Players, which later became SCTV
. They performed as a duo under the name "Stiller and Meara"...
“ To Jerry Stiller 59 years and counting ” - pgrass13
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it be Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film...
“ To Birgit Krøncke for 52 years and counting ” - pgrass13
Ronald Reagan had quite a prolific career, having catapulted from a Warner Bros. contract player and television star, into serving as president of the Screen Actors Guild, the governorship of California (1967-1975), and lastly, two terms as President of the United States (1981-1989). Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in Tampico...
“ 52 years to Nancy Reagan ” - pgrass13
“ 52 years to Ronald Reagan ” - pgrass13
“ To Jean Speagle Howard for 51 years ” - pgrass13
“ To Rance Howard for 51 years ” - pgrass13
Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history, Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 26, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, the second son of Theresa (Fetsko) and Arthur Sigmund Newman. Paul's father was Jewish, the son of immigrants from Poland and Hungary; he owned a successful sporting goods store...
“ To Joanne Woodward for 50 years ” - pgrass13
Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward was born on February 27, 1930, in Thomasville, Georgia, to Wade Woodward and Elinor Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward in a modest household. Her one older brother, Wade Jr., who was the favorite of her father, eventually became an architect. Elinor Woodward was a quite a movie buff and enjoyed going to picture shows often...
“ To Paul Newman 50 years ” - pgrass13
Moe Howard, the "Boss Stooge" and brother of Stooges Curly Howard
and Shemp Howard
, began his acting career in 1909 by playing bit roles in silent Vitagraph films. At 17 he joined a troupe working on a showboat and also appeared in several two-reel comedy shorts. In 1922 he, brother Shemp and Larry Fine
joined roughhouse vaudeville comic Ted Healy
“ To Helen Schonberger 50 years ” - pgrass13
“ To Moe Howard 50 years ” - pgrass13
Billy Crystal was born on March 14, 1948 in Long Beach, Long Island, New York. He is the youngest of three sons born to Helen (Gabler) and Jack Crystal. His father was a well-known concert promoter who co-founded Commodore Records and his mother was a homemaker. His family were Jewish immigrants from Russia...
“ To Janice Goldfinger Crystal for 43 years and counting ” - pgrass13
“ To Billy Crystal for 43 years and counting ” - pgrass13
Buddy Ebsen began his career as a dancer in the late 1920s in a Broadway chorus. He later formed a vaudeville act with his sister Vilma Ebsen
, which also appeared on Broadway. In 1935 he and his sister went to Hollywood, where they were signed for the first of MGM's Eleanor Powell
movies, Broadway Melody of 1936
“ To Nancy Wolcott for 41 years ” - pgrass13
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13 to the hit comedies Parenthood and Splash, he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films. Howard directed and produced "Cinderella Man" starring Oscar winner Russell Crowe...
“ To Cheryl Alley Howard for 38 years and counting ” - pgrass13
“ To Ron Howard for 38 years and counting ” - pgrass13
Johnny Cash was born February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas, to Carrie Cash (Rivers) and Raymond Cash. He made his first single, "Hey Porter", for Sun Records in 1955. In 1958 he moved to Columbia Records. He had long periods of drug abuse during the 1960s, but later that decade he successfully fought his addiction with the help of singer June Carter Cash...
“ To June Carter 35 years ” - pgrass13
“ To Johnny Cash 35 years ” - pgrass13
“ TO Latonya Richardson Jackson 33 years and counting ” - pgrass13
LaTanya Richardson Jackson
She graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1971. While a student at Spelman (an all-female institution), she met Samuel L. Jackson
, who was a student at Morehouse College (the all-male institution affiliated with Spelman), who would later become her husband. She and Jackson have one daughter named Zoe.
“ To Samuel L. Jackson 33 years and Counting ” - pgrass13
Danny DeVito has amassed a formidable and versatile body of work as an actor, producer and director that spans the stage, television and film. Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune, New Jersey, to Italian-American parents. His mother, Julia (Moccello), was a homemaker...
“ To Rhea Pearlman 31 years and counting ” - pgrass13
“ To Danny DeVito 31 years and counting ” - pgrass13
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson
, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is of mostly Irish descent...
“ Married to Robyn Moore Gibson 31 years ” - pgrass13
Bernard Jeffrey McCollough was born in Chicago in 1957. He grew up in Chicago, in a rougher neighborhood than most others, with a large family living under one roof. This situation provided him with a great insight into his comedy, as his family, and the situations surrounding them would be what dominated his comedy...
“ Married for 31 years ” - pgrass13
Born in Birmingham, England, after leaving school and having many odd jobs he ended up in a band with Geezer Butler
. This group then split leading Ozzy and Geezer to join Tony Iommi
and Bill Ward
in a new band that went under several names (including Earth) that ended up being called Black Sabbath
after a song of the same name that appeared on their first album (released 1969/70)...
“ To Sharon Ozbourne for 31 years and counting ” - pgrass13
“ To Ozzy Osbourne for 31 years and counting ” - pgrass13
Bono was born Paul David Hewson in Dublin, Ireland on May 10, 1960, to Iris (Rankin) and Brendan Robert Hewson. He has been the lead singer of the rock band U2
since 1976. U2
has won 22 Grammy Awards to date, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. Lauded by fans and critics as an outstanding performer and songwriter...
“ Married to Ali Hewson 31 years and counting ” - pgrass13
“ Married to Bono 31 years and counting ” - pgrass13
Denzel Washington is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory
and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day
. Denzel Hayes Washington...
“ To Pauletta Pearson Washington for 30 years and counting ” - pgrass13
“ To Denzel Washington for 30 years and counting ” - pgrass13
Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer who advised prime minister Pierre Trudeau
. Aykroyd attended Carleton University in 1969, where he majored in Criminology and Sociology...
“ Married to Donna Dixon 30 years and counting ” - pgrass13
Donna was raised in Lorton, Virginia, where her father owned the local nightclub, "Hillbilly Heaven". She was working as a model and attending college when she landed her first regular role on TV's Bosom Buddies
. While filming Doctor Detroit
, she met and married co-star Dan Aykroyd
. She has since fluctuated between TV and film work, frequently appearing with her husband.
“ Married to Dan Akroyd 30 years and counting ” - pgrass13